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Toward the Unknown (1956)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  October 1956 (USA)
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The trials and tribulations of a group of experimental aircraft test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base at the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s.

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Complete credited cast:
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Maj. Lincoln Bond
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Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
Virginia Leith ...
Connie Mitchell
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Col. 'Mickey' McKee
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Maj. Bromo Lee
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Lt. Gen. Bryan Shelby
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Lt. Col. Joe Craven
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2nd Lt. Sweeney
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Polly Craven
Bartlett Robinson ...
Senator Black
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Hank - Bell Technical Rep.
Ralph Moody ...
Harvey Gilbert
Maura Murphy ...
Sarah McKee
Carol Kelly ...
Debbie
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The trials and tribulations of a group of experimental aircraft test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base at the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s.

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HURTLING ACROSS THE HEAVENS AT 95,000 FEET! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Feature film debut of James Garner. See more »

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Early in the film when Bond observes General Banner crash his aircraft, it's referred to as an "F-102". In reality the hulk that Banner is pulled from is a Convair XF-92, the experimental predecessor to the F-102 Delta Dart. See more »

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Brig. Gen. Bill Banner: [to Maj. Lincoln Bond] Even with torture, you're not the kind to crack.
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The U.S. Air Force
by Robert Crawford
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Very good film. Well paced and acted.
27 December 1999 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Too bad that a film like this is not on tape or DVD. A whole generation of viewers miss seeing a film that is history and drama of the birth of the space age. This is a gripping story that is well told and verges on being a documentary about the test pilots at Edwards AFB.


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